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glastolover

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  1. That house went SSTC today on Rightmove. Was it you or did you get flat turned down and they have found someone willing to pay more?
  2. Thanks for the replies. I am not complaining about not being the legal owner though, I sold the house!! If the LR think I am still the owner then that is not really an issue for me. Would be nice to think I could try to sell it again, but I don't quite think that would work. My concern was more that the sale has not been registered with the LR, so it won't be reflected in their house price index. If this is happening a lot, then their index is not as definitive as you might think it is and won't be reflecting sales (like mine) at realistic below 2007 peak price levels. Would have thought this would be of significant interest to the folk on this website...
  3. Giving this a bump, I was hoping for some more constructive responses than the last few to this question. Those jokes are really not funny people. Anyone going to restore my faith in HPC.co.uk and give some further sensible replies (some of the earlier ones were promising!), or is this too much to ask on a Friday afternoon?!
  4. I sold it to a young couple, sale was certainly not subject to a court order!!! As far as I know they had to get a mortgage (there was a fair amount of waiting around while we were told they were sorting their mortgage before we exchanged contracts). I haven't downloaded the info from the LR website, just looking now that costs £4 for the "title register" and £4 for the "title plan", whatever all that means, and I am far too tight to do this just out of interest! I can't see anywhere else on the LR website where you can get the sold price for free unless someone can correct me? All I know is that on Zoopla and nethouseprices it is still not showing, and as I said, my purchase of the property in Feb 2002 is showing. Surely it should be through to these websites by now? So if the LR details still show it registered in my name, what does that mean? Any other thoughts from anyone?
  5. I STR'ed my house in Dec 2008. Now over 9 months later, details of this transaction have still not shown up in the LR data when I search on Zoopla or Nethouseprices. The last reported sale of the property is when I bought it in Feb 2002. Anyone know why this might be? I sold at a realistic price for the time (15-20% off peak prices), am annoyed and mildly thinking it is a conspiracy that my constribution to the HPC (!!) is not being included in the LR data!! Any thoughts?
  6. This is an interesting one - I have seen 2 properties recently on Rightmove which have been listed with a request for sealed bids and a date for ending the auction, and then shortly after the date has passed, the description has changed to remove the references to an auction and the properties have remained on the market normally. What gives?!? If you set up a sealed bids system, as is standard in Scotland, surely you have to see it through and sell if you get serious bids? Do people generally set a reserve price in the Scottish system? Perhaps it is just a case of these properties not making reserve in the current market? In these cases in England, sounds more like sharp practice by dodgy EAs to me. Or am I too cynical?
  7. What is up with the house price graphs on here? Before the site redesign, the one on the main page was really easy to read. Now it is over on the side and too small to read. More importantly, why does this graph not appear to be up to date?! Surely that graph represents HPC.co.uk and it's raison d'etre! The data only goes up to Oct 08 - is there not more recent data than that to plot? And I think I am right in saying that is a 3 month average graph, can we not have nice linkies to more graphs (1 month rolling, 6 month avg, 12 month avg?). That data is out there and HPC should direct me to it!!! Other than that, good work HPC, keep it up.
  8. What is up with the house price graphs on here? Before the site redesign, the one on the main page was really easy to read. Now it is over on the side and too small to read. More importantly, why does this graph not appear to be up to date?! Surely that graph represents HPC.co.uk and it's raison d'etre! The data only goes up to Oct 08 - is there not more recent data than that to plot? And I think I am right in saying that is a 3 month average graph, can we not have nice linkies to more graphs (1 month rolling, 6 month avg, 12 month avg?). That data is out there and HPC should direct me to it!!! Other than that, good work HPC, keep it up.
  9. Hi there, am about to stick my house on the market and see if I can get a fair (!!) price for it and go into rental for a while. I know I am arguably a bit late, but it's worth a try!! I have a couple of questions which I would appreciate any opinions/experience on:- 1) I am looking to rent a "nice" 3 bed house somewhere around Chelmsford in Essex (will be ~£900 - £1000 per month). I am guessing that a normal AST term for a house like this would be 12 months, but do these kind of contracts normally have any notice period or not? I assume they probably don't for the first 12 months - ie you are signed up for the full 12 months whatever. Is that right? 2) At the end of the term, what is the normal course of events? If you want to stay on, do you have to sign another AST? If so, is it normally for another 12 months, or can 6 months or even 3 months be an option? Obviously I don't want to be tied into a rental for too long for when I decide to buy again. 3) I understand ASTs can turn into Periodic Tenancy agreements after the term finishes, meaning that if you pay rent monthly you can leave with 1 months notice. This would be ideal for me - does anyone have any experience of whether this ever happens, or will most landlords not want this? If you go into this sort of agreement, how would any rental price increases work or can this not be done? 4) In terms of STRing, I am thinking that ideally I will stipulate a 4 week period between exchange and completion (if I can get a buyer that is!!) in order to have a bit of time to sort out a rental. Does anyone have any opinion as to whether this would put any buyers off? I am thinking that if you set this from the start it should be OK... I appreciate these are all questions I should (and am!) ask to local agents, but thought I would get any views of wise (or otherwise!) old heads on this forum. Thanks a lot!!!
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